Influenza is dangerous for pregnant women and it can also harm their unborn child.
With their immune system weakened, pregnant women find it harder to fight off the flu. If they then passed it onto their developing baby, it could lead to the baby being born prematurely or, worse still, a miscarriage, especially in the early month of pregnancy.
Flu immunisation offers both mum and baby protection from the virus. It is essential for keeping mum well and ensuring her unborn child develops well.