Flu season is in full effect and the sound of sniffles and sneezing are in the air.
The virus doesn't discriminate but Doctor Josh Rankin with First Care Clinic in Bentonville says there are groups at a higher risk than others, like children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic conditions.
If you're scared of getting sick, there are some simple steps to prevent the illness.
Dr. Rankin says something as simple as washing your hands, coughing into your elbow can help prevent the spread of influenza.
If you are allergic to eggs, be sure to talk to your doctor before receiving a flu shot. That allergy could cause a serious reaction to the vaccine.
Click here to find an interactive flu tracker.