Mother faces possible jail time for not vaccinating her son

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Friday, September 29, 2017
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Mom faces possible jail over vaccinations: Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2017.

DETROIT -- A Michigan mother could go to jail for not vaccinating her son.

Rebecca Bredo says she and her now-ex-husband made the decision to space out and delay some vaccines for their son when he was born nine years ago.

Now that they are divorced, a disagreement over that decision has turned into a court battle.

The child's father now wants their son vaccinated.

A judge has ordered Bredo to vaccinate her child or face time in jail.

"I feel angry," she said. "I feel backed into a corner. I feel like my rights as a parent have been taken away."

The state of Michigan allows religious, personal and medical exemptions for parents who chose to delay or skip a vaccine.

The CDC says the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history.