Mom facing jail over refusal to vaccinate son

- A Michigan mother has one week to get her 9-year-old son vaccinated or will face jail time, after an Oakland County judge sided with the child’s father.

“I would rather sit behind bars for standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don’t believe in,” Rebecca Bredow told 7 Action News.

Bredow, a mother-of-two, said she and her now-ex-husband agreed at the time of their child’s birth that they would delay and space out vaccines for their son.

“It wasn’t until they started grouping them together that I backed off of doing vaccines,” she told 7 Action News.

Bredow said she educated herself and chose waivers available under Michigan state law, which allows for vaccine exemption based on religious, personal or medical beliefs.


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