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'No Question Kids Should Be Vaccinated' Against Measles, Christie's Office Says

The governor had called for “balance” as President Obama said “there is every reason to get vaccinated.”
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office on Monday sought to clarify his comments on vaccines and parents' freedom, saying in a statement that “the governor believes vaccines are an important public health protection and with a disease like measles there is no question kids should be vaccinated.”

On a trade mission to the U.K., the likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination had caused a stir when he said that “not every vaccine is created equal, and not every disease type is as great a public health threat as others.”