MI mom who ignored deal to vaccinate son loses primary custody

Rebecca Bredow a mother-of-two from suburban Detroit is going to spend a week in jail after being found in contempt of court for not immunizing her son who she

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 was released from jail on Wednesday after serving six days for failing to get her son vaccinated and was outraged her son received the jabs while she was behind bars.

A U.S. 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.

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

The judge went on to list a series of things Bredow did without the dad's consent, saying "it's clear to me that you don't care about orders".

Bredow was sentenced October 4 to seven days in county jail.

Less than one week on, the Detroit mother says it's been the "worst five days" of her life, compounded by the news her son had been immunised.

The child was given four immunizations Monday, after Bredow's ex-husband was granted shared custody, according to the AP.

Almost half of the states allow for nonmedical exemptions, including MI.

Horne wanted his son vaccinated and Bredow agreed to do so last November but didn't follow through. A statement about Horne's version of their agreement has not been obtained. He said of his client, "She's devastated" but does not regret her decision to not vaccinate.

Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald ruled Wednesday that Rebecca Bredow, 40, of Ferndale would no longer have primary custody of the boy, but would share joint custody with her ex-husband, James Horne.

"I am an educated vaccine-choice mother and I have signed vaccine waivers and have been fully compliant with all state laws for both of my children for every school year", Bredow said before the sentencing hearing last week.

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