Have you made your appointment to get your Flu Shot? Sep 10, 2020 | News Written By:Eric Hoffman Flu vaccination is especially important for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and COPD. Flu shots are recommended for everyone age 6 months and older, with rare exceptions. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in your body and provide protection against the flu. The CDC recommends that you get your flu shot by the end of October. Talk to your primary care provider if you have questions regarding the flu shot.