Vaccines and Travel Health

An important notice about Measles and the MMR Vaccine - February 20. 2019

Measles is a preventable disease. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to achieve immunity:

  • If you were born prior to 1970, you are considered to be immune to measles.
  • If  you were born between 1970 and 1994, you may have only received one dose of vaccine. If you don't think you received a 2nd dose of MMR vaccine, or if you are unsure, you can contact your local Public Health Unit, or make an appointment with the nurse at Health & Counselling Clinic in Burnaby to receive your vaccination.  
  • If you were born after 1994, and grew up in BC, your were likely vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR, and are immune.

You can find out your vaccination status by contacting your family doctor, or public health unit where you received vaccination as a child.

alert If you think you have been exposed to the measles virus, please call the HealthLinkBC phone line at 811, or call the Health & Counselling Clinic at 778-782-4615 (Burnaby) or 778-782-5200 (Vancouver). Since measles is extremely contagious, please DO NOT come to the clinic without phoning first.

If you are looking to receive the MMR Vaccine
contact us or find your local Public Health Unit

Please look at the links below for more information about measles, and the vaccine:

For information about Measles >

For information about the Measles Vaccine >   

Find a your local Public Health Unit to receive a vaccination >


Health & Counselling offers a number of vaccinations, but before any can be administered, patients need to book an appointment to discuss immunization history and present needs with a nurse or doctor.   

All vaccine costs are subject to change.

Vaccinations available for purchase at Health & Counselling

  • Influenza (also known as the Flu): $20.00/dose
    *When available, price per season may vary.
  • Hepatitis A: $60.00/dose
  • Hepatitis B: $38.00/dose
  • Typhoid: $40.00/dose
  • Gardasil-9 (HPV Vaccine): $165.00/dose
  • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix): $63.00/dose
  • Menactra (Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine covers strains A,C, Y & W-135): $120.00/dose
  • Adacel (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis): $42.00/dose
  • Yellow Fever: $130.00/dose

Publicly funded (MSP) vaccines based on patient eligibility

  • Gardasil-9 (HPV Vaccine)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Meningitis C
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Pnemococcal
  • Tetanus, Diptheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio

Please check with your individual extended health plan or check on to learn about your additional vaccine coverage.

**Note: If you do not have MSP and are paying via private insurer, there will be an additional administrative cost.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Every Fall term Flu Vaccine Clinics are held at all SFU campuses for students, staff, and faculty. Contact the Cinic at Burnaby Campus if you wish to be vaccinated outside these dates and times.

Travel health

Going travelling? SFU Health & Counselling offers travel advice, vaccinations, and general travel information.


Travel health consultations provide one-to-one travel medicine advice, vaccinations, and travel health education.
Appointments take about 45 minutes and must be pre-booked.

Please be prepared to wait 20 minutes after vaccination(s).    

What happens during a consultation?

The first 15 minutes: A travel medicine physician will provide recommendations based on your travel destination(s), your type of travel (e.g. backpacking, staying in 5 star hotels, etc.), and your medical history. 

The second part:  A registered nurse will provide travel vaccination(s) and general travel health information.

How can I prepare for my consultation?

Please bring your vaccination history (immunization records) to your appointment and a list of the places you will be visiting, for how long and types of travel.

Is this service covered by MSP?

Please be aware that travel medicine services are not covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP). 

Travel medicine consultation fees are $30 for SFU students and $40 for staff and faculty.  Most vaccines are not covered by MSP; there are only a few extended health insurance plans that cover non-MSP vaccines.  To find out what your coverage is, please contact your extended benefits insurer.  Please be prepared to pay for your travel medicine consultation and for the vaccine(s) you receive, directly after your visit.  HCS accepts Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash, and cheques.

Would you like to make an appointment?

Contact Us

alert Please note:

Due to shortages of the yellow fever vaccine, our travel clinic is offering limited travel consultations for trips to South America and Central Africa.

Contact us for current availabilities >
Additional access to these vaccines:
  • Fraser Valley Travel Clinic
                      Abbotsford, BC
  • Burnaby Travel Clinic 
                        Burnaby, BC
  • International Travel Health & Vaccination Clinic
                       Burnaby, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre
                       Burnaby, BC
  • Fraser Valley Travel Clinic
                       Chilliwack, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 
                       Coquitlam, BC
  • Avecina Clinic
                       Langley, BC
  • International Travel Health & Vaccination Clinic 
                       Langley, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 
                       North Vancouver, BC
  • Lynn Valley Medical & Travel Clinic 
                       North Vancouver, BC
  • Travel Clinic: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
                       Richmond, BC
  • International Travel Health & Vaccination Clinic
                       Surrey, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 
                       Squamish, BC
  • Surrey Medical & Travel Clinic
                       Surrey, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre
                       Surrey, BC
  • Kerrisdale Travel & Immunization Clinic
                       Vancouver, BC
  • Medisys Health Group 
                       Vancouver, BC
  • Seymour Health Centre Ltd.
                       Vancouver, BC
  • Travel Clinic: Vancouver Coastal Health
                       Vancouver, BC
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 
                       Vancouver, BC