This year's flu season has been one of the worst flu seasons in recent years with many more people getting infected. This is because the vaccine for this year's flu is not an exact match unlike the flu vaccines of the past. Now is the best time for people to think about their preventative options against the flu due to the sheer number of people that have been infected this year alone. Everyone is at risk for the flu, although that risk is less severe with vaccination, which is why people should work together with their healthcare provider to see which preventative option is best for them. It is best that people do not give up on trying to prevent themselves from getting the flu because if they do they are not only putting themselves at risk but the people around them. Everyone has their own personal responsibility for taking care of themselves this flu season and making sure that if they are sick that they do not infect other people. Many health professionals feel that because of this seasons infection rates everyone should truly take the proper steps in preventing infection. There are many options for people to do so like vaccination, washing hands numerous times a day, and staying away from those that are sick.