Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Anti-vax mum's son immunised while she's jailed for defying court order

Anti-vax mum's son immunised while she's jailed for defying court order

A MI mother who was jailed after refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old son said she would "do it all over again", even though it led to her spending five days behind bars and losing primary custody of her child.

Rebecca Bredow doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk.

The judge also said Bredow has a history of making child-rearing decisions without consent from her ex-husband and awarded temporary primary custody to Horne, while ordering him to have the boy properly vaccinated.

Before Bredow went to jail, she had primary custody. Oakland County Jail gives a one-day credit to inmates who successfully serve five days so she was able to be released at midnight on October 9.

A USA mother has been left devastated to learn that her son has been vaccinated during her prison stint for refusing to inoculate her nine-year-old son.

Her nine-year-old son has since received four immunisations this week.

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

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When asked if the experience of going to jail was worth it in the end, especially given the outcome, the mother-of-two said she still stands by her anti-vaxx stance.

Since the court initially ordered the immunization in 2016, Bredow has cited religious objections, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Her attorney, Steven Vitale, claims the case is about more than just vaccinations.

Federal health officials say vaccinations are safe and can protect children and teenagers from more than a dozen potentially harmful diseases.

Judge Karen McDonald said the boy had two parents and "dad gets a say".

Horne wanted his son vaccinated and Bredow agreed to do so last November but didn't follow through.

"It's clear to me that you don't care about orders even if you agree to them, which you did".

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