A great place to start is the SFU Clinic, which offers Travel Health Consultations and travel vaccines at cheaper rates than most other travel clinics in the lower mainland. Travel appointments generally take about 45 minutes and must be pre-booked. Also be prepared to wait for 20 minutes after if you receive any vaccines.
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student student enrolled in ihaveaplan, your travel vaccines might be covered.
Seven safety steps for participants travelling alone:
- Equip yourself with all the required information and documentation. Emergencies are easier to handle if you are prepared and have easy access to basic information on emergency protocols.
- Preserve your safety and well-being. Obtain prompt and appropriate medical attention, police protection or intervention, and/or Canadian embassy involvement.
- Notify your emergency contacts of your safety and whereabouts.
- When you have done all that you can reasonably do to ensure your well-being and to get a sense of the danger, immediately contact International SOS to initiate the University's emergency response procedure.
- If appropriate, contact the local Canadian embassy or consulate regarding the crisis and follow their instructions. Ask the embassy or consular officer to keep you apprised as the emergency unfolds.
- Within 48 hours after the emergency/incident, complete an incident report.