Pols slam Chris Christie’s stance that parents need ‘some measure of choice’ in vaccinating children

White House contender Chris Christie needed some damage control — stat — Monday after wading into the hot-button issue of childhood vaccination.

New Jersey’s Republican governor got slammed by both parties for saying that while his own kids are inoculated, “I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well, so that’s the balance that the government has to decide.”

And his possible rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, Rand Paul, went even further — saying he knew of many cases where vaccines harmed kids.

Christie made the remarks amid an outbreak of measles in the U.S. and after President Obama told NBC News the scientific argument for vaccination is “pretty indisputable.”

Speaking at a vaccine manufacturing firm in England he visited as part of a trade mission, Christie said, “Not every vaccine is created equal and not every disease type is as great a public health threat as others.”

The governor’s words sparked bipartisan condemnation.

Presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton tweeted Monday night: “The science is clear: The Earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids.”

Christie was also slammed by Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, whom he put in a controversial quarantine when she returned from treating Ebola patients. She told MSNBC it was an example of the governor’s “very ill-informed statements.”

And veteran GOP strategist Rick Wilson took to Twitter to jab Christie, saying, “What’s a balanced approach to polio? Go on. I’ll wait.”

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