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Give Kids a Boost, because it's the Law!

September 3, 2013

Originally Published July 05, 2011

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is promoting Give Kids a Boost as part of a statewide partnership with the Georgia State Patrol and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. This campaign is aimed at getting kids ready for school, safe transportation, and updated immunizations.

The new state law beginning July 1 requires children under age 8 to be properly secured in an approved car seat or booster seat. We also want parents and caregivers to get their children immunized early in time for school.

"We are combining two important issues to protect the children in Georgia" said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., Commissioner and State Health Officer." "I want to thank our public health staff and partners for making the Give Kids a Boost campaign possible."

The Give Kids a Boost campaign is kicking off events in communities around the state to help parents ensure that their children are protected by using the proper child restraint system.

For more information about Give Kids a Boost activities near you, contact your local county health department or your local state patrol post.