WICHITA, Kansas -- Across the state, more and more people are coming down with a high fever, the chills, and even body aches.
Sedgwick County health officials warn the flu can be more serious for some residents than others.
New data released by the CDC shows that Kansas is just one of many states with more residents being hit with the flu.
Hospitals in Sedgwick County are near capacity as the number of people suffering spike with more headed to the emergency room.
Health officials said, so far this season, people over the age of 65 have been hit the hardest with 90% of those hospitalized in that age group.
Some have caught the flu by caring for a sick child.
Experts said, grandparents shouldn't be the ones babysitting, if a school age kid gets the flu because it puts them more at risk.
Health experts believe, vaccination is the best key to prevention.
They said, if you're sick then it's best to stay home from work so it doesn't spread.
Area pharmacies have the vaccine in stock, and so does the Sedgwick County Health Department.