Mum jailed for not vaccinating son is outraged he's been immunised

Danny Woods
October 14, 2017

"It's been a rough few days to say the least".

Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald said even though Bredow was the primary caregiver, "dad gets a say".

Rebecca Bredow was jailed for seven days for refusing to vaccinate her son.

Bredow said that she could not bring herself to order the shots, while her attorney Vitale said that the pleadings McDonald referred to were filed in error by a previous attorney and that Bredow had never meant to consent to the vaccinations.

Rebecca Bredow, 40, objects to vaccinations on religious grounds - which is allowed by most U.S. states - but last year signed a legal agreement with her ex-husband to get their nine-year-old son up to date with his immunisations, reports CBS.

"I would rather go to jail for standing up for what I believe in than vaccinating my child", Bredow said prior to sentencing. She also granted temporary custody to Horne and ordered the boy to be vaccinated.

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Almost half of the states allow for nonmedical exemptions, including MI. Parents and guardians with children enrolled in public and private schools in MI must attend an educational session to learn about the diseases that vaccines prevent before they are allowed to receive a nonmedical waiver.

Bredow said her 9-year-old son's understanding of the situation is limited. A statement about Horne's version of their agreement has not been obtained.

"She's devastated", Bredow's attorney, Steven Vitale, said.

Bredow said she has received an "overwhelming amount of support" from her community.

Court documents obtained by ABC News state that a court first asked Bredow to get immunizations for her son in November 2016, but state that as of September 2017, the child had not been vaccinated.

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