Update 11:26 a.m.: Christie has clarified his comments. From a spokesman: "The governor believes vaccines are an important public health protection, and with a disease like measles there is no question kids should be vaccinated. At the same time, different states require different degrees of vaccination, which is why he was calling for balance in which ones government should mandate."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has turned up the burner on a long-simmering issue in American society: vaccinations.