USA mother who refused to vaccinate son is sent to jail

Glen Mclaughlin
October 6, 2017

A MI woman will spend seven days in jail for refusing to vaccinate her son.

Judge Karen McDonald gave Bredow a deadline of September 27 to start getting her son vaccinated.

Her ex-husband wanted their nine-year old son vaccinated, but she says vaccinations go against her beliefs.

Bredow says she and her ex-husband made the decision to space out and delay some of their son's vaccines.

A mother who refused to vaccinate her child has been sentenced to seven days in jail for failing to comply with the court's orders. The network found she's been ignoring orders for even longer.

A MI mom used religious claims to refuse to vaccinate her son, sending her to jail Wednesday.

"I understand you love your children".

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.

The mother of two was sentenced on Wednesday for contempt of court. Though the parents have shared custody of their two children, Bredow is the primary caregiver.

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Child immunisation rates in MI are also among the worst in the U.S., ranking 43rd out of the 50 states, according to Mlive.

"It wasn't until they started grouping them together that I backed off of doing vaccines", she told WXYZ.

The case began immediately after the birth of child then the couple decided not to make vaccination of the newborn immediately, but to wait a bit.

Horne told the courts he now wants the boy to receive all of the vaccinations recommended by his age and the court ruled in his favor.

"If this child is injured as a result of being given eight immunizations, who do you think is going to take care of the child?"

Parents of public school children in MI can obtain a waiver for vaccinations, but they have to attend an educational session first about the benefits of vaccines, according to the Washington Post.

Let me say it one more time, you have seven days.

She was handcuffed in court and escorted out of the room by deputies. Some are wary of injecting different fluids to otherwise healthy children, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend for children to get vaccinated against 14 diseases by age 2.

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