Yes. Influenza infection rates are generally highest in children, and they are a major source of the spread of influenza. The influenza virus may be found in respiratory secretions (breathing, coughing and sneezing) for 2 weeks or longer in children. Your risk of exposure to the influenza virus is higher and, as you are pregnant, so is your risk of influenza disease and serious complications.
It is also important for all people working with children, and especially young babies, to be immunised against influenza to reduce the risk of passing influenza onto them.