I recently tried to join the air force ( I realize this is an army forum, just stay with me) and I was disqualified due to the two very very small patches of psoriasis on my arm. The request for a waiver was sent to the SG and it was subsequently denied. After some very long and careful consideration I went back to my dermatologist and completed my treatments that have since made my psoriasis completely disappear. I have reconsidered and I now have decided I want to give the army a shot. My concern now is still getting a waiver. Im wondering if it will be any easier getting a waiver now that the psoriasis is not at all visible. I cant lie and say I never had it because they will be able to see my previous DQ and the reason for it. So can anyone give any helpful advise on how to approach this?
Also I understand the reason for psoriasis being a DQ is due to concerns about the smallpox vaccine. However during my hours of researching this topic Ive come across a new drug called IMVAMUNE. It is a smallpox vaccine that has been developed for the specific purpose of vaccinating people such as myself who have autoimmune conditions without worrying about the adverse reactions. Thus eliminating the main reason for my military DQ.
This is the link. I realize it says in the first lines its not approved in the US yet, however it also says it is being stockpiled by the U.S. Government for emergency use in people for whom replicating smallpox vaccines are contraindicated. Do you think this may effect my waiver request in any way?
Thank you all for your time and any help is appreciated.