Auto reply to text messages in a focus mode?

Driving focus mode allows provides an auto reply to text messages. Is there any clever way to mimic that in other focus modes? (Can I do this via shortcuts?)

Alternatively is there anyway for driving focus mode, to enable real interactions? I.e. make driving mode just another focus mode?

The goal is to help a friend who is a therapist, set up an autoresponder for clients when she is on vacation.

(I looked at an automation listen for a text message but that doesn’t want to watch for all text messages, rather it needs a list of recipients).

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