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

Rebecca Bredow was handcuffed and booked into jail for a week after refusing to take her nine-year-old son to be vaccinated despite agreeing to do so in a custody battle with her son's father

Her crime? Not obeying a court order to vaccinate her child.

Her ex-husband, who wanted his son vaccinated, went to the judge after Bredow would not vaccinate the boy.

The specific reason that Bredow was in contempt of court is that she had consented to have her son vaccinated in court pleadings late a year ago, although Vitale says that those pleadings were filed "in error", according to USA Today.

She said her time in jail "was the longest five days of my life". "But what I don't think you understand is that your son has two parents, and dad gets a say", she said. Horne was given temporary custody of the boy with an order for him to be vaccinated.

"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.

Federal health officials say vaccinations are safe and can protect children and teenagers from more than a dozen potentially harmful diseases. "I was trying to stand up for what I believed in, and it was worth it for me". Let me say it one more time, you have seven days. "It's helped me get through this, truly", she added.

"It is our position that this case is not truly about vaccinations", Richardson said.

Mr Horne was granted joint custody of the boy on Ms Bredow's release earlier this week.

"I understand you love your children". She said she will do that. There is no civil or criminal penalty for refusing to vaccinate your child in the USA, and every state allows parents to opt out for medical reasons, while some states permit parents to decline vaccinations due to philosophical or religious reasons.