Heading back to school means a higher risk of getting sick.
Dr. Amanda Griffin, M.D. at Texas Tech Physicians tells us the cluster of kids a new school year brings raises the prevalence and spread of germs.
She said kids often experience the common cold or a viral infection.
"Anti-biotics don't help with viruses and so usually the body's immune system gets rid of them, but it is very common to see that come in full force right after school start," Griffin said.
Dr. Griffin stresses that staying up to date on vaccines is the best way to prevent illnesses, but practicing good hygiene is just as important.