I was digging through the internet and found that a Danish company called Bavarian Nordic is in the process of developing a smallpox vaccine for people with eczema/atopic dermatitis: http://www.bavarian-nordic.com/biodefence/smallpox/imvamune.aspx And, that they have within the past two months been given a two year, 228 million award from the US government to produce the vaccine http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-16/bavarian-nordic-wins-228-million-u-dot-s-dot-smallpox-vaccine-award So, for any of the doctors or others on this forum with a large amount of DoDMERB knowledge: What effect will this have on the medical admissions standards of the military? If anything comes of this vaccine, will the likelihood of receiving a waiver for eczema/atopic dermatitis increase in the coming years? I ask this as a concerned applicant who has had mild/moderate eczema for many years. I have it on my hands, feet, and forearms, but it has decreased in severity with every year and I can successfully control it with nonprescription lotion and healthy skin habits. I have wanted to attend a Service Academy and be an officer in the military since I was in middle school, however I was very disheartened to learn that very few waivers are granted for eczema. This is very stressful for me as there is nothing I can do it get rid of/change the condition that I have and yet it has the potential to get in the way of a dream that has given me purpose in life for many years.