After graduating from high school, our oldest son is preparing to visit Peru on a mission trip. Prior to departure he is taking another adventure into the world of the Center for Disease Control and the local health department. It was a bit of a learning curve so we thought it would be helpful to share some of the resources.

We learned a great deal from the local travel-medicine specialists at PassPort Health. They have several offices in the Triangle and can be found at http://www.passporthealthusa.com/triangle.

Some folks throw caution to the wind and consider the risk just part of the adventure. But failing to receive proper immunizations can cost you your health. The vaccinations for our son were just over $200 but we feel that it is money well spent. Below are a few resources that we found helpful in planning to travel abroad. Feel free to call our shops and ask one of our staff for more information.