An updated vaccine that will protect recipients against nearly all cervical cancers will be given free to Australian students.
The new and improved Gardisil 9 vaccine, which is said to prevent nearly 90 per cent of cervical cancers, will be rolled out across Australian high schools in 2018, the federal government announced on Sunday.
Some strains of HPV are responsible for around five per cent of cancers worldwide - including cervical cancer and some form of throat cancers.
"The new vaccine will make sure that even more people are protected against cancer", vaccine creator Pro Ian Frazer said on Sunday.
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The government said the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine would be offered through school based immunisation programs to all 12 to 13 year old boys and girls in years 7 or 8.
"More importantly, those women who have screening for cervical cancer are much less likely to have an abnormal test they'll need treatment for".
"By giving the vaccine that we now have, it will be possible to protect against nearly all cervical cancers", he said.
"There's a real prospect that over time, the viruses that cause the cancer will disappear from the community and the cancer will go too".
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