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First Lady Sandra Deal promotes children's health

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Cards distributed to families (Source: Winn Army Community Hospital) Cards distributed to families (Source: Winn Army Community Hospital)
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia's First Lady is promoting efforts to keep Georgians healthy.

On Friday, Sandra Deal toured Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital and visited new mothers. 

Deal is promoting a lifesaving project to reduce the number of infant deaths in the state by raising awareness. She said there are several important preventative measure that parents, grandparents and caregivers should take.

She distributed new greeting cards that remind caregivers to immunize their infants. The card includes a detachable growth chart and immunization record to help new parents remember all the immunizations required before babies are even 2 months old.

The cards are free because they are donated to the state of Georgia by the Hallmark Card Co. as part of their For America's Babies program. 

"Our goal is to keep our children safe and healthy and help our parents remember and know the importance of going to doctor to a regular basis keeping child safe and healthy by getting necessary treatments and knowing about the growth charts and know how child grows," Deal said.

The first lady has dedicated July toward raising immunization awareness across Georgia, specifically for our most vulnerable population younger than 2 years of age.

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