MI woman goes to jail for not immunizing son

Faith Castro
October 5, 2017

A MI mother will spend a few days in prison after she declined to get her son vaccinated.

Bredow had a week to have the child brought up to date on his vaccines, according to the judge's court order.

Bredow, from the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, said in court on Wednesday: "I am an educated vaccine-choice mother".

"I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don't believe in", Bredow added. Last week, the judge warned Bredow she'd be sent to jail if she didn't comply within seven days - and that her son would be vaccinated anyway.

The disagreement over whether or not to vaccinate their son landed the case in court.

The judge revealed to Bedrow that she showed up in court on November 30 and consented to get her son vaccinated.

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Bredow said that she and the boy's father made the decision to space out and delay some of the child's vaccines.

She said that her ex's convictions changed as of late, and that it was each of the a ploy to settle the score with her. "You recognize in your own pleadings your youngster, at a year old, was cutting-edge on the greater part of his inoculations", the judge said.

Her ex-husband has now been awarded temporary primary custody in order to get the boy the jab.

Oakland County Court Judge Karen McDonald said that, even though Bredow was the primary carer, "Dad gets a say". And the record, I urge you to review it and what you just said, that he has a newfound objection is not true. "Your attorney signed that order".

As a result, Bedrow was sentenced to serve seven days in jail.

Parents are required to comply with their school's vaccination guidelines - if not, the child is not allowed to go to school, and the parent can be jailed for the pupil's non-attendance.

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