Though, according to The Washington Post, Christie later clarified and said, "there is no question kids should be vaccinated."
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Not surprisingly, both prominent Republicans received plenty of backlash from the media for their remarks, as vaccination is a huge public health concern.
This all comes just after President Barack Obama voiced support for vaccinations in a "Today" show interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
"There is every reason to get vaccinated. There aren't reasons to not get vaccinated," Obama said.
"Are you telling parents you should get your kids vaccinated?" Guthrie said.
"You should get your kids vaccinated. It's good for them," Obama said.
Despite the political debates, the vast majority of the scientific community says vaccines are crucial to fighting the current measles outbreak.
In fact, a recent poll by PR Newswire says 92 percent of doctors believe the outbreak is "directly attributable" to parents who don't get their kids vaccinated.
There have been more than 100 cases of the measles spotted in 14 different states. And health officials say the problem could get worse if vaccinations are neglected.
"When you vaccinate your child, you provide protection to your child but also the vulnerable in the community that can't be vaccinated: little babies, people with cancer; they rely on that protection. ... We're going to see this outbreak continue to spread if people don't vaccinate," ABC chief medical correspondent Dr. Richard Besser said.
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