TravelSafeTMImmunization Clinic

will prepare you for your upcoming trip for any destination and type of travel. We are located inside Pharmasave in Hastings-Sunrise and Kitsilano.


TravelSafe Immunization Clinic is a full service one-stop travel clinic providing vaccines, prescriptions and comprehensive health advice to travellers bound for international destinations. 

We also offer consultations for employment, school, immigration and pilgrimages, arrange lab requisitions and provide TB skin testing.

Our consultants are experienced registered nurses and doctor extensively trained in Travel Medicine. Our Medical Director, Dr. Sarah Thrasher, is a certified Travel Medicine specialist with over twenty years of experience in the field.

The TravelSafe professionals are dedicated to preparing you for a safe and healthy trip and can address your travel needs all in one visit. 

We will consult with you about the details of your trip, review your health history, provide the appropriate vaccines and arrange your travel prescriptions.  We have all travel vaccines in stock including Yellow Fever. 

We will make follow up appointments for any booster doses required.  The consultation fee is charged only at the initial visit.



Meet the Team


Medical Director

Dr. Thrasher (MD, MHSc.)

Dr. Sarah Thrasher is our Medical Director.  She has been involved in Travel Medicine in the Vancouver area for the past 25 years and has counselled thousands of clients for travel destinations around the globe. 

She holds a certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. 

Dr. Thrasher oversees our medical staff and will ensure that clients receive the best possible travel preparation including up to the minute advice on outbreaks and travel alerts. 


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Travel Health & Vaccine Specialist

Penny Gleave (RN, BScN)

Penny Gleave is a Vancouver-based registered nurse with over 15 years experience specializing in travel medicine and vaccinations. 

In 2015 she wrote the International Society of Travel Medicine Exam in Quebec City and received her certificate.  

Penny’s goal includes more ‘field research’ to Africa, Peru and South East Asia. 

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Travel Health & Vaccine Specialist

Kristin Cain, (RN, BScN, MScN)

Kristin is an avid traveller and enjoys working in travel health. She earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from McGill University in 2011, where she specialized in Global Health and completed her Master’s project in Tanzania.

She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Brock University. She achieved her Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society for Travel Medicine in 2015.

Her travels have taken her from goat farming in Europe, to volunteering in a South African township, to relaxing on Caribbean beaches, and to backpacking through SE Asia, Central America, and East Africa. Her most recent travels took her to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Wherever your travels are taking you there is a good chance Kristin has been there.

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Administrative Assistant

Rhiannon Roberts

Rhiannon Roberts moved to Vancouver five years ago from the U.K..  After working in restaurant management, she is now studying Business Information Systems and has taken on the role of Administrative Assistant at TravelSafe.  Rhiannon has always been passionate about travelling, so she is excited to be part of a team that assists people with all their adventure and travelling needs.

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L, Maher Samman, R.Ph,
R-Abe Samman, R.Ph

Registered Pharmacists, Pharmasave #281 owners and brothers: Maher and Abe will take care of your prescriptions.  

Before you travel, protect your health.

Travel Safely with TravelSafe Immunization Clinic