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17:18, 12 October 2017

Jailed mom 'devastated' to learn son was vaccinated

AKIPRESS.COM - A 9-year-old U.S. boy at the center of vaccine dispute between his divorced parents received four immunizations this week, according to court testimony.

The boy's mother, Rebecca Bredow, 40, of Ferndale, opposed the shots and served five days in jail for refusing a judge's order to get them. The boy's father, James Horne, wanted his son vaccinated and had them administered on Monday, when he had custody of the child, USA Today reported.

Through his attorney, Benton Richardson, Horne declined comment after the court hearing.

Bredow fought back tears as she discussed her jail stint and the rulings today.

"It was the worst five days of my life, except for the fact that I just found out that he was vaccinated and I'm not going to get him back today," Bredow said. "It's been a rough few days to say the least."

Bredow and Horne separated before the boy was born in 2008, and since then, Bredow has had physical custody. Horne has taken his son on alternate weekends.


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