The vaccines have been successful, as people who have had the full treatment are no longer becoming fatally ill. That was the objective. I agree with others here that people refusing the vaccine are prolonging the widespread presence of the virus and opportunity for its mutation. Even those living on the fringes of society are getting offered the vaccine and most are taking it, so why anyone refuses it is beyond me. It is rumoured that culture and ethnicity are the main reason, but no evidence or statistics that I am aware of support this view. I suspect there are those who simply can't be bothered to have the vaccine, rather than having an opinion that it is wrong to have it.